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What's the Difference Between Smishing and Vishing?

An urgent voicemail message from the tax department. A text message from Microsoft tech support warning you about a problem with your computer. A caller asking you to confirm your mailing address and credit card number so you can collect your free prize. A text message requesting your confirmation of an Amazon shipment. These are all examples of smishing and vishing cyber attacks. They have one...
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What's a Zero-Day Attack?

Users often just assume that the software tools they're using are in top working condition, and that's generally true. However, every change and every piece of new code introduces new potential for gaps, problems, and bugs. Sometimes cyber security is a race against time. What happens when a cyber attacker finds a hole before a security team does? What is a Zero-Day Attack? As soon as a malicious...
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How to Enhance Third Party Risk Management with Cyber Security Training

Did you know that on average, every company is connected to ten third-party businesses? There’s the payroll services company that remotely manages employee wages. The Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud storage provider that backs up customer account data. The security company that provides access control to company buildings and systems. To achieve an efficient supply chain, organizations rely on...
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The Definitive Guide to Cyber Security in Cryptocurrency

Even after years of business evolution; it’s shocking that safe, quick and trackable payments are still often such a struggle for many companies around the world. Banks are often slow-moving institutions that are late to embrace technological improvements, and currencies have been increasingly fickle in recent years. This situation is what allowed cryptocurrency to go from the pipe dream of an...
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How To Prevent Ransomware

To prevent ransomware, companies need to focus on giving their employees actionable security awareness training that educates, empowers, and motivates. For this to happen, employees must understand the facts around ransomware and the profound, long-term impact it can have on the company. Once a ransomware attack is successfully executed, there are very few options for the affected company apart...
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Why Organizations Need Data-Centric Security Strategies

Many employees are celebrating the recent shift to remote and hybrid work. However, some security specialists and compliance experts are not as thrilled. Digitalization, cloud computing, and Software as a Service (SaaS) bring new freedom and flexibility to organizations and workers. At the same time, they send data out into the wild beyond traditional security perimeters. There is a lot of freedom...
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Management of technical vulnerabilities

Information systems are not equally safe or vulnerable to cyber attacks. Cyber criminals look for entry points that make it easier to break in, steal data, or do damage to systems. To illustrate, think of a burglary attempt. If an intruder has several houses to choose from, the one with an unlocked door and no security cameras is the easiest and most likely target. The process is similar to cyber...
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Electric Vehicle Cyber Security: Are EVs Safe from Hackers?

It’s a simple fact: electric vehicles (EVs) are rapidly becoming a prominent fixture of everyday life. Global warming and climate issues are accelerating the adoption of this transportation method running on renewable energy. EVs also feature many technological innovations that make them attractive to buyers. So popular, in fact, that Gartner estimates there will be 2 million global public EV...
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Protect Your Personal Information from Man-in-the-Middle (MITM) Attacks

Don’t you just love the portability of modern-day remote work? Any café, airport, or city promenade can magically become your office for the day. However, one downside is that the public Wi-Fi networks you need to get your work done are prime places for risks such as the Man-in-the-Middle (MITM) cyber attacks. They happen just like they sound. A cyber attacker inserts themselves between you and...
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10 Most Desired Traits of a Cyber Security Professional

Whether you’re just starting out in the workforce or making a career change, knowing what skills make up an excellent cyber security professional and how to work towards them is essential. The good news is that the industry as a whole is in dire need of qualified professionals, with the cyber skills gap totaling 3.4 million workers as of this year, a 26.2% increase since 2021. However, you still...
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Are You Being Played? AI's Role in Social Engineering and How You Can Protect Yourself

While there’s no denying that AI has its advantages, it also comes with its fair share of drawbacks. One of which is its role in making social engineering easier to pull off. Cyber criminals are beginning to utilize AI software to generate the voice of chief executive officers and fool employees into revealing sensitive information or initiating monetary transfers. An astounding 82% of cyber...
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How to Set the Right Security Awareness Metrics to Protect Your Organization

Measure Results Now! “What doesn’t get measured, doesn’t get managed.” – Peter F. Drucker , Leader in Management Education According to IBM’s 2022 Cost of a Data Breach Report , only 17% of organizations surveyed experienced a data breach for the very first time. This number might sound somewhat good but the flip side of that statistic reveals that a significant majority—83% of organizations—face...
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Do You Know What You're Getting Into? The Risks of Social Media for Your Business

Social media has completely redefined our lives. From how we communicate to the type of information we broadcast, people worldwide have used these platforms to make new friends, share information, start and promote businesses, and so much more. These platforms have become amazingly convenient and powerful to the point where they have become a centerpiece of most people’s lives. The ubiquity of...
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How to Build a Strong Security Awareness Training Program in 2023

Your employees are your first line of defense against cyber security attacks. The success or failure of your security awareness program depends on the knowledge of every employee in your organization. As part of your organizational goals and plans for 2023, you must prioritize building a cyber secure and aware culture. This requires an ongoing commitment not just among the average employees, but...
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The 7 Major Concerns for Cyber Security Right Now

Cyber security is a constant battle against evolving threats. While most of the themes are the same, it is crucial to remain informed and up to date on the latest forms of every cyber threat. After all, 31% of executives said in a recent survey their main cyber security challenge was improper identification of key risks. Most companies around the globe have a cyber security awareness plan in place...
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Why Your Third-Party Vendors Have Almost Definitely Been Breached and What to Do About It

The news from Human Resources is that employees are happier than ever. Working from home using third-party vendor services makes work easier and more flexible. The news from IT is less enthusiastic. A recent report showed that a whopping 98% of organizations have at least one third-party provider that has suffered a data breach in the last two years. Third-party vendor relationships are nothing...
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9 Examples of Social Engineering Attacks

All examples of social engineering take advantage of human nature, such as the willingness to trust others, to trick individuals into divulging sensitive information. Despite its prevalence, social engineering can be challenging to distill into a single formula. It’s one of the reasons 82% of data breaches involve the human element. Social engineering has become the backbone of many cyber threats...
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Four Ways to Make Cyber Security Employee Training Fun

Let’s be honest: cyber security employee training has a reputation for being dull. Most employees dread it. They expect dry training talks, lackluster presentations, and examples they can’t relate to. In any training, people must come first. You should create a model that focuses on the people you’re trying to reach: your own employees. A people-centric approach lets you focus your cyber security...